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Why is Fiorina still so low in the polls?

6 hours 39 min ago
Legal Insurrection, by neo-neocon Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 31 32 2015 02:32:45 GMT As a huge fan of the very articulate and forceful Carly Fiorina, I’ve been wondering why she continues to score very low in the polls for the Republican nomination. Here’s my attempt at an answer. I believe Carly Fiorina scores low not only because she lacks name recognition, but because she has never held elective public office and she lost the one race she entered. Even though she did well (considering it was in bluer-than-blue California,) she still lost. Also, although she can explain her firing from Hewlett-Packard in a way that doesn’t reflect poorly on her, the firing still doesn’t sound to the casual listener like a success story.

Carly Fiorina Talks Paid Leave, Privilege, and the Presidency

6 hours 56 min ago
Elle Magazine, by Mattie Kahn Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 31 16 2015 02:16:57 GMT When Carly Fiorina outlines her vision for America, the presidential candidate uses a language in which she is fluent. She talks about "potential" and "entrepreneurship." She calls for ambition and "performance." She wants to see results. And she is determined to convince voters she knows how to get them. The former CEO of Hewlett'Packard and only Republican woman in the race means business. Earlier this week, sat down with Fiorina for an interview that addressed opportunities for women in the workplace, her prescription to fix race relations in America, and which government policies she says make it "too hard

Morrissey says TSA screener groped him at San Francisco airport

6 hours 56 min ago
Los Angeles Times, by Veronica Rocha Posted By: Ribicon- Fri, 31 15 2015 02:15:05 GMT The Transportation Safety Administration has denied allegations made by singer Morrissey that he was groped by a security screener at the San Francisco International Airport. Morrissey said he was leaving the San Francisco airport Monday and heading to London when he was stopped by a TSA security screener and sexually assaulted. In a letter posted on the fan website “True to You,” the 56'year'old singer wrote, “Before I could gather my belongings from the usual array of trays I was approached by an ´airport security officer´ who stopped me, crouched before me and groped my penis and testicles.

Jeb Bush Sat On Board Of Philanthropy That Gave Millions To Planned Parenthood

6 hours 56 min ago
Daily Caller (D.C.), by Kerry Picket Posted By: Desert Fox- Fri, 31 12 2015 02:12:55 GMT Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was one of the directors of a charity that gave tens of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, LifeSiteNews first reported. Named a founding director to the tax-exempt Bloomberg Family Foundation in 2010, Bush sat on the board until the end of 2014 when he began to prepare for his presidential run. Bloomberg Philanthropies announced in March of 2014, while Bush was still on the board, it was giving $50 million to strengthen “reproductive health rights in Burkina Faso, Nicaragua, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda.” Text corrected by Staff*

Mitt Romney Attacks Ted Cruz for Calling Obama ‘Leading Financier of Terrorism’ over Iran Deal

6 hours 56 min ago
Gateway Pundit, by Kristinn Taylor Posted By: Desert Fox- Fri, 31 10 2015 02:10:40 GMT Failed Republican 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney took to Twitter early Thursday to attack Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who is running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, for his comments accusing President Barack Obama of becoming the leading financier of terrorism with his nuclear deal with Iran. Mitt Romney Attacks Ted Cruz for Calling Obama ‘Leading Financier of Terrorism’ over Iran Deal Kristinn Taylor Jul 30th, 2015 7:25 am 68 Comments Failed Republican 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney took to Twitter early Thursday to attack Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who is running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, for his comments

Shut up about Cecil the Lion, please

6 hours 56 min ago
Telegraph (U.K.), by Rupert Meyers Posted By: Desert Fox- Fri, 31 57 2015 01:57:26 GMT There is a new, pointless ride opening in town designed to give users an instant but ephemeral rush. It isn’t the slide down the ugly, unnecessary Olympic tower, but the convenient and free outrage bus currently stopping on your street and picking up passengers for Cecil, the beautiful dead lion. Out of any and all proportion to the severity of his dreadful act of animal murder, the dentist who killed Cecil has become an international focal point of hate and anger. As wars are waged, women are raped, young men commit suicide, boats in the Mediterranean sink and desperate homeless migrants head

Hillary Clinton to Call for Lifting Embargo With Cuba

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Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: Desert Fox- Fri, 31 53 2015 01:53:09 GMT Hillary Rodham Clinton´s campaign says she will call for lifting the embargo with Cuba in a Florida address on Friday. In the speech, Clinton will side with President Barack Obama, who normalized relations with the island nation in December, and deride her Republican presidential opponents for pushing what her campaign calls the "failed policies of the past." Clinton has previously advocated lifting the embargo, writing in her book "Hard Choices" that she recommended the president take another look at the trade prohibition. Action by Congress is required to formally lift the sanctions. GOP presidential candidates Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and former Florida Governor

Ted Cruz stands by calling President Obama a sponsor of terrorism

7 hours 14 min ago
Politico, by Eliza Collins Posted By: Desert Fox- Fri, 31 48 2015 01:48:51 GMT According to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is essentially financing terrorism. And he’s not backing down after the president called his comments “outrageous.” “If this deal is consummated, it will make the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism,” Cruz said during a round table Tuesday. “Billions of dollars under control of this administration will flow into the hands of jihadists who will use that money to murder Americans, to murder Israelis, to murder Europeans.” Cruz has said the remarks before. On Monday, Obama responded to criticism of the deal. He

Guilt as Power

7 hours 14 min ago
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Fri, 31 42 2015 01:42:02 GMT One of the most common reactions to the Planned Parenthood body parts scandal is along the lines of “I can’t bear to watch the videos of those horrible people laughing and talking about the sale of babies. It’s just too upsetting to see”. This exactly captures the reason why the videos are so dangerous: they have forced society at large to watch what many must have always suspected was true, but hoped never to confront directly. The Center of Medical Progress has over 300 hours of undercover video which has been turned over to investigators. It looks like society is going

Hillary Clinton: My Greatest Weakness Is Stupid People Who Don’t Understand Why I Should Be President

8 hours 28 min ago
Washington Free Beacon, by Andrew Stiles Posted By: Desert Fox- Fri, 31 38 2015 01:38:22 GMT Hillary Clinton’s greatest strength, the candidate explained in an interview with the morning newsletter The Skimm, is her “passionate commitment to helping people.” The passion was on display in 2009, for example, when Clinton personally intervened to help Swiss bank UBS settle a lawsuit with the IRS and thus protect the identities of tens of thousands of Americans who may or may not be evading U.S. taxes through Swiss bank accounts. Clinton was also asked about her greatest weakness. Here’s what she said: Got that? Clinton’s biggest fault is her inability to deal with you idiots who can’t comprehend why Hillary Clinton

White House assails move to defund Planned Parenthood

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 22:34
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Jordan Fabian Posted By: Desert Fox- Fri, 31 36 2015 01:36:12 GMT President Obama opposes Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of damaging videos exposing its fetal tissue donation program. White House press secretary Josh Earnest stopped short of issuing a formal veto threat against the legislation, but he said “on balance, the president would not be supportive of such congressional action.” "This is a tactic we have seen used before," Earnest said of the GOP legislation. "The president obviously does not support that ongoing effort.” The spokesman accused Republicans of trying "to play some politics with some selectively edited videos" and said they were released in a "fraudulent way." Earnest´s comments came

Colombian beauty queen faces death penalty in China on drug charges

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:57
Fox News Latino, by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Fri, 31 25 2015 01:25:22 GMT A Colombian model and beauty pageant winner was arrested earlier this month in China for allegedly possessing drugs in her computer — she is now faces the death penalty, the Colombian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. Twenty'two'year old Juliana López was taken into custody on July 18 in the Chinese city of Guangzhou for allegedly for smuggling psychoactive drugs in her computer, which in China is punishable by life in prison or the death penalty. The model was supposed to compete in the Miss World Medellín pageant this week, but is instead sitting inside a jail cell as her family tries

The Worst Expansion Since World War II Was Even Weaker

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:57
Wall Street Journal, by Eric Morath Posted By: Desert Fox- Fri, 31 19 2015 01:19:36 GMT The economic expansion—already the worst on record since World War II—is weaker than previously thought, according to newly revised data. From 2012 through 2014, the economy grew at an all'too'familiar rate of 2% annually, according to three years of revised figures the Commerce Department released Thursday. That’s a 0.3 percentage point downgrade from prior estimates. The revisions were released concurrently with the government’s first estimate of second'quarter output. Since the recession ended in June 2009, the economy has advanced at a 2.2% annual pace through the end of last year. That’s more than a half'percentage point worse than the next'weakest expansion of the

Worms infest Houston suburb water supply

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:19
Houston Chronicle, by Dylan Baddour Posted By: Emerson- Fri, 31 16 2015 01:16:27 GMT No one seems to know how worms got in the tap water, but residents in Old River'Winfree, a town of about 1,400 just 25 miles east of Houston, are drinking from bottles this week. On Monday evening, the first residents of the Woodlands Acres Subdivision showed up at city offices with containers full of water and small red worms they say came out of their faucets, sprinklers and shower heads. Three days and dozens of reports later, Mayor Joe Landry said "people are not taking chances." Landry´s office has been using city money to buy bottled water to hand out to residents.

How Cruz, Fiorina, and even Trump are Saving the Republican Brand

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:19
Townhall, by Carl Jackson Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 31 58 2015 12:58:02 GMT Donald Trump won´t be getting my vote in the GOP presidential primary. However, contrary to popular belief, I´m grateful he´s put the GOP on life support, and he isn´t alone. Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio are doing what´s been unseen since Ronald Reagan''speaking above the political and media elite and connecting directly to the people. I suspect Trump will fade. And when he does, those who can effectively communicate a vision for America with passion and optimism along with a plan to restore her to prominence will be poised to siphon off his supporters. So how is Trump benefitting the GOP exactly?

Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:19
Associated Press, by Brad Brooks and Jenny Barchfield Posted By: PageTurner- Fri, 31 46 2015 12:46:04 GMT RIO DE JANEIRO — The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America´s first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press investigation has found. The AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from sewage in venues where athletes will compete in water sports. Nevertheless, an Olympic official said Thursday there are no plans to monitor for viruses, which many experts consider the biggest problem. In the first independent comprehensive testing for both viruses and bacteria at the Olympic sites,

Hogan ‘disgusted’ FEMA won’t declare Baltimore riots an emergency

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:19
Washington Post, by Ovetta Wiggins and Josh Hicks Posted By: Emerson- Fri, 31 37 2015 12:37:52 GMT Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he was “very angry and frustrated” by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision to deny Maryland federal aid to help cover the cost of the Baltimore riots in April. “The decision by the Obama administration to say, ‘We don’t consider it an emergency’? It was just wrong,” Hogan (R) said, when asked about the issue during a news conference in Baltimore. He said the unrest that erupted after the funeral of Freddie Gray was “the worst violence that we’ve had since 1968.”

Mitt Romney rips Ted Cruz on Twitter for Obama terror comments

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:19
Business Insider, by Colin Campbell Posted By: Desert Fox- Fri, 31 18 2015 12:18:22 GMT Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, criticized Sen. Ted Cruz (R'Texas) on Thursday for his harsh rhetoric against the Iran nuclear deal. Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, has repeatedly warned in recent days that the agreement would mean President Barack Obama´s administration is essentially sponsoring terrorism. "If this deal goes through, the Obama administration will become the leading financier of terrorism against America in the world," Cruz said in a July 15 Fox News interview, for example. He added: "I´ve heard this referred to before as the ´Jihadist Stimulus Bill.´" But Romney argued on Twitter that Cruz´s comments undermine the opposition to the

Mitt Romney: Ted Cruz’s Iran rhetoric crosses the line

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 20:57
Dallas Morning News (Tx), by Sylvan Lane Posted By: Desert Fox- Fri, 31 16 2015 12:16:42 GMT WASHINGTON–Mitt Romney wants Sen. Ted Cruz to cool it. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate and former governor of Massachusetts tweeted Thursday that Cruz’s rhetoric about the Iran nuclear agreement goes too far. Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate and one of the Senate’s most outspoken critics of the deal, argues that Iran would send billions of dollars freed up from sanctions to terrorist groups. Romney was likely addressing Cruz’s charge that the Obama Administration would become the world’s chief sponsor of “radical Islamic terrorism” if economic sanctions are repealed by the deal. Iran does finance groups like terror Hezbollah and Hamas, and other critics

Ted Cruz fires back at Mitt Romney: You got ´clobbered´ by Obama for a reason

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 20:57
Business Insider, by Colin Campbell Posted By: Desert Fox- Fri, 31 13 2015 12:13:38 GMT Sen. Ted Cruz (R'Texas) isn´t backing off the tough rhetoric he´s used to describe the Iran nuclear deal, despite criticism leveled by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday. Cruz has steadfastly maintained that President Barack Obama´s administration would become a leading state'sponsor of terror if the agreement it struck with Iran makes it past Congress. He and others have argued that Iran would use a windfall from sanctions relief to finance terror abroad. Both Obama and Romney have called Cruz´s remarks inappropriate. Romney wrote on Twitter early Thursday that he also opposes the Iran deal, but said Cruz´s comments were "way